How to Remove Detergent Stains from Clothes

Finding detergent stains on your clothes after washing them can be disappointing. In this article we tell you how you can avoid this problem and give a few cleaning tips to get rid of them.

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Have you spotted detergent stains on your clothes after washing them? This isn’t something to be alarmed about. In fact, it’s quite common, especially if you have used too much detergent to wash your clothes or have hard water supply in your area. So, always make sure you use the right amount of detergent based on the amount of clothes being washed. We have a few tips to help you get rid of detergent stains from your clothes.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Bucket with warm water

b) Vinegar

  1. Step 1: Soak Your Stained Clothes

    Fill a bucket with water depending on the number of stained clothes to be washed. Always make sure the garments are soaked in the water completely.

  2. Step 2: Add Vinegar

    Add 1 cup of vinegar to the bucket of water and let the clothes soak in it for 15 minutes.

  3. Step 3: Rub the Stained Area

    Rub the stained area with your fingers to loosen the detergent particles. You could also use a clothes brush to scrub the area gently.

  4. Step 4: Let it Soak

    Let the clothes sit in the vinegar and water solution for up to half an hour. Next, remove the clothes and rinse under running water.

  5. Step 5: Check for Stains

    Check again for stains after you have rinsed your clothes. You can repeat the steps in case you find stubborn stains on some clothes.

You can use a liquid detergent instead, which doesn’t leave a stain and dissolves completely in water. You can try using Surf Excel Matic Liquid for this. It is specially formulated for washing machines. It leaves no residue (like powders do) as being a liquid it dissolves completely in water.

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So, the next time you face a problem with detergent stains on your clothes, follow these simple instructions.


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